Reviews for Tidalis


Indie Puzzle Game BLAH!

discusfish99 | June 15, 2015 | See all discusfish99's reviews »

I've had enough of puzzle games after Candy Crush. Can't recommend this for anyone unless you really want to get into a puzzle game. I feel that the developer made this game more for the hardcore puzzler than for someone who picked it up in a bundle!


Interesting but Bloated Indie Puzzle Game

walrusgod | May 16, 2015 | See all walrusgod's reviews »

Tidalis is a strange game. It's different than your standard matching game, as instead of switching tiles you're shooting streams in certain directions, with the stream then bouncing around based on the directions of the blocks. There are a TON of different game modes and level conditions, and while I appreciate the variety, by the end I was suffering from "new win condition" fatigue, as it seems like every two or three levels there's a new mechanic introduced, so you barely have time to get used to one thing before you're hit with another. And then there's the...story. There are a collection of weird looking creatures that level on the island of Tidalis, and each of them speaks with a small collection of weird noises. It was occasionally humorous, although much like the gameplay I was sort of sick of watching the cutscenes by the end of the game. Overall, not a bad game, and can sometimes be picked up for less than a buck, either on sale or part of a dollar bundle, so there's very little risk in picking this one up. Verdict: Lightly recommended.


It's... ok

untitled36 | June 16, 2014 | See all untitled36's reviews »

If you are a puzzle game fanatic, you'll find a lot to love. Several modes, classic block matching action with a slight twist, and colorful, creative characters to guide you on your way. For anyone else, I can't really recommend it. I played about 2 hours, and haven't played since. I mean, it's solid. It does what you expect. But it doesn't really break any new ground. Seems like it just has a hard time finding it's niche in the world of gaming. It seems just a bit too complex for the casual market, and also far too simple for the hardcore gamer. It's more of a minigame than a full blown experience. Granted, it's cheap. But you get what you pay for.


Fantastic Puzzle Adventure!

faerie241 | Dec. 26, 2013 | See all faerie241's reviews »

I have played my fair share of puzzle games, and it is getting to the point where it is very difficult to find an inventive mechanic that has not been seen in every other puzzle game known to man. Tidalis manages the near-impossible feat of offering a refreshing game mechanic outside of the generic match-3 puzzler. Instead of that, Tidalis give you arrows on the blocks, and you must use the arrows to direct a path to other blocks of the same color. It sounds pretty simple when explained like that, but Tidalis constantly shakes things up by adding obstacles throughout the main modes to keep you on your toes. It's a refreshing mechanic, and I highly recommend it to anyone who frequently plays puzzle games.



Thebestfootball | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all Thebestfootball's reviews »

Excellent puzzle game and I generally hate puzzle games. TONS of depth; more game modes than I care to count, a ~10 hour long campaign that challenges you at every turn by gradually increasing the difficulty, acclimating you to new modes and concepts while setting different victory conditions. If you bought this game because you're an AI War fan then you will not be disappointed (With Arcen you never will be) because this game does for puzzle games what AI War does for the RTS genre; it breaks every convention while adding a level of depth never before seen in this style of game



Bolo | July 27, 2013 | See all Bolo's reviews »

Great game! Arcen is a great developer. After AI WAR they now offer us this casual game... with a twist. Addictive, compelling and fun, Tidalis is a great casual game, perfect to wind-off. It really good and it surprises you! A must buy and Arcen is a developer to support, definitely.